Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described as a loss, the decision by Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe to leave the House for the Senate, describing the 9th House as the most vibrant in the history of Nigeria.
Jarigbe, who represented Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency in Cross River State, moved to the Senate, (after a bye-election followed by legal battles), to replace Rose Oko, who died while representing Cross River North Senatorial District.
At the opening of plenary on Tuesday, Gbajabiamila read a letter of resignation from Jarigbe who wrote to say: “I wish to formally notify you of my assumption of office as Senator for Cross River North Senatorial District following the administering of oath of office on the 15th of September, 2021, by the Clerk of the Senate at the plenary. I hereby resign my office as member of the House of Representatives for Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency. This is forwarded for Mr Speaker’s information and necessary action. I am leaving the House of Representatives with mixed feelings but it is a clarion call to serve my people in the upper chamber, which cannot be suppressed. I enjoyed my stay in the House of Representatives under your detribalised and competent leadership, coupled with the conviviality I shared with my other colleagues. I look forward to working with my other colleagues as we strive to make Nigeria a better country.”
In his remarks, Gbajabiamila said, “We wish distinguished Senator Jarigbe well. He has moved to the Senate. It is next door; he is not far away from us. I still believe that it is his own loss leaving the House of Representatives, the most vibrant House in Nigerian history.”
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